Monday, August 15, 2011

The One With the Things I Love About Ellie (22 months)

Today begins Ellie's last month of being under two. It is so crazy to think that she is really getting that big. But it also somehow feels strange that she is only almost two. Having a kid has changed my life so much that it is difficult to remember what it was like before she was a part of it.

Anyway, as always, she is perfectly adorable and has been doing the sweetest things. Not a lot of changes over this past month except a wide increase in vocabulary, but here are some fun things...

1. I love that she is so polite - always saying her "pleases" and "thank yous."
2. I love the way she runs and stamps her feet excitedly on her way to retrieve her shoes so she can go play outside. Usually clapping and exclaiming, "Yay!" the whole time.
3. I love her constant inquisition, "That?" meaning, "What's that?" She asks it about practically every thing we ever see. 
4.  I love her wise eyes. They always make her seem so confident and mature that it is sometimes surprising to realize she is still just a kid.

5. I love how much she likes her "Wheels on the Bus" book. And I love hearing her sing, "Move on back, move on back, move on back," when she's supposed to be sleeping at night.
6. I love that when she went to the beach she hated getting the sand on her feet so she just held them off the ground while she played. (See some beach pictures here.)
7. I love how she likes to practice her letters by making little scribbles with her chalk all over the back patio.
8. I love how when she is eating her peanut butter toast she first licks off all the peanut butter before taking about half an hour to nibble the bread away.
9. I love how much she asks to hold Olivia, even though Olivia is getting so big that she can't really be held by a toddler very well.
10. But the thing that I love the very most about this past month is that she learned to say, "I love you, mommy." Which sounds a lot more like, "Wawuvwoo, {pause while she thinks about who she loves} mommy." She likes to say it to her daddy and Olivia, too. It literally melts my heart. Every time. (Plus, I know that you all love pictures of babies kissing. They do that a lot. They're pretty adorable like that.)

1 comment:

  1. I love when you write these.

    I also love how Ellie wouldn't put her feet in the sand while digging at the beach. And of course, I love every other little thing you reflect upon. :) Can't wait to see you girls this next weekend


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